What’s On

2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards @ Nature in Art
Sep 13 – Nov 13 all-day


Hitchhikers by George Stoyle
by George Stoyle Overall Winner 2016

The first post-launch display of all the winning images from this renowned competition focusing on British fauna and flora. Extraordinary pictures of our rarest animals and the wildlife on our doorstep.

To find out more about the competition visit the BWPA website: here



CROWD! @ Nature in Art
Oct 4 – Nov 6 all-day


Chosen, Revered Objects Which Delight, all selected from the Nature in Art collection and chosen by popular vote by members of the public. A variety of items that highlight the diversity of art inspired by nature.

CLICK HERE to see the selection and to make your vote! Voting closes 25th September.



Wild and Free @ Nature in Art
Oct 4 – Oct 16 all-day


Wild and FreeExhibition:
An exhibition by the Gloucestershire based ‘Stitched Up’ textile artists’ group. They use textiles and other media to imaginatively portray the countryside and coast during the changing seasons.


Craft Fair @ Nature in Art
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

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£2 entry
Free for under 16’s (including access to upstairs museum galleries)

Car parking is free

One of our most popular events, the annual craft fair at Nature in Art has become well known as a source for unique, individually hand crafted gifts, offered to you directly by the craft people who made them, so often a gift can be personalised to make it even more special.N in A 2015007(2)

Many of the makers will be demonstrating so you will be able to see just how your unique gift was created.

The range of quality gifts you will find at the craft fair includes woodturning, jewellery, ceramics, textile items, as well as stained glassware, metal work, paper crafts and children gifts. With such a wide selection you are bound to find the perfect gift for your friends and family, or even treat yourself!

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During the weekend as well as watching demonstrations from the craft workers, and purchasing gifts, you can also view most of the museum galleries.
You may also be a winner on the raffle or tombola, so make sure you purchase a ticket. There will be a separate raffle on the Saturday and Sunday.

Images: courtesy of Posers Photographic

Many exhibitors will be demonstrating
Coffee shop open for refreshments

Below is a list of those stallholders who will be attending the 2016 event.

Lydia Designs
Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners (demonstrator)
Beverley Todd Glass Artist
Animal Art by LAW (demonstrator)
Yum Yum Fine Foods
Ty Capel Creations
Karen Edwards
Diana Hodgson
Nanny Soo’s Cottage
Harmony Kingdom UK (demonstrator)
Vikki Lafford Garside (demonstrator)
Hartpury Soap Company
Naomi Skelton (demonstrator)
The Ark Man
Celia’s Pantry
Kath Cooper Ceramics
Herbal Harmony
The Doll Maker
Hestia’s Flame Natural Candles
Maureen Sullivan
Gordom Hemming
Time for Design
Sharon Wrightson
Cloth and Clay
The Moon Up Above
Hannah’s Homemade
Decorque Ltd
Artfull Puffin
Leatherwise (demonstrator)
The Painter’s Pantry (demonstrator)
@rtby Denius Parsons
Lin’s Jewellery
All Fired Up
Birch Cottage Crafts
Walks with Hawks
Rustic Reindeer

Applications are now closed for the 2016 event. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for the 2017 event, which will take place on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October, please email the Collections and Marketing Officer.


The Valley in the Glass @ Nature in Art
Nov 22 – Dec 18 all-day


Amanda Lawrence - Wild Carrot - photo Simon Bruntnell(small)Exhibition:
An uplifting and thought-provoking exhibition of glass sculpture, photographs and sounds by glass artist Amanda Lawrence, inspired by four years of walking and listening in Gloucestershire’s iconic Slad Valley.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Jan 17 – Mar 12 all-day


All the latest winners in the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition organised by The Natural History Museum. Chosen from almost 50,000 entries from 95 countries, these amazing images reflect nature’s beauty, diversity and fragility.

Photo: Agorastos Papatsanis (Greece)


Wallsworth Art Group Show
Feb 11 – Feb 19 all-day

Annual display of work by members of the Wallsworth Art Group who regularly meet at Nature in Art. On display in the Education Centre.


GSBI Exhibition
Mar 7 – Mar 19 all-day

Please Note: THESE ARE CHANGED DATES FROM PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED! The Gloucestershire  Society for  Botanical Illustration includes a number of RHS medal winners in its ranks. Illustrating the world’s flora for scientific purposes continues to be the preoccupation of many artists. Fine examples in pencil, ink and watercolour are included in this exhibition. Meet members every day.


A Passion for Butterflies
Mar 14 – Apr 9 all-day

Butterflies are some of the most strikingly beautiful representatives of the natural world. The variety of colours and patterns make them objects of universal admiration. The paintings in this exhibition are by Ian Loe who has spent over 50 years observing and illustrating butterflies.


Reflecting Nature
Apr 11 – Apr 23 all-day

A fascinating display of digital artwork by Mark Ware that brings together art and science to explore how we respond to natural and built environments. It is one of a series of art science collaborations with psychologists and neuroscientists that are investigating the effects of the natural environment upon health and wellbeing.